Nancy B. Clark
|Nancy B. Clark|
|Known for||Helped advance stamp collecting among the Boy Scouts and other youth groups; founded and served in many philatelic organizations|
Nancy B. Clark of Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, is a philatelist who has served the philatelic community by her pioneering work with the Boy Scouts of America and her dedication to work at the American Philatelic Society.
Nancy Clark, during her philatelic career, has dedicated much of her time to children, developing in them an interest in stamp collecting. She has assisted Boy Scout groups with philatelic activities that led to boys obtaining badges for stamp collecting. She has also introduced stamp collecting to grammar school students and helped them develop skills in exhibiting their displays of stamps.
Clark has been also very active with both the national and international philatelic organizations. She has been a member of the American Philatelic Society where she served on various committees, was director at large, and was appointed society treasurer. She has also been a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London. She was appointed Interpretive Master Planner for the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History in 2010.
On the local level, Clark has served in numerous positions in various organizations. At the Rochester Philatelic Association she has served as president and vice president. She was one of the founders of Georgia Federation of Stamp Clubs, the Peach State Stamp Show, and the Auxiliary Markings Club. She has also served as secretary of the Massachusetts Postal Research Society and served the Mobile Post Office Society as treasurer.
Clark is a prolific writer of philatelic articles which have appeared in The American Philatelist, the American Philatelic Congress books, Scott Stamp Monthly, and other philatelic publications.
Honors and awards
Clark has received numerous awards for her work. These have included the Georgia Federation of Stamp Clubs Service Award, the Rowland Hill Lifetime Achievement Award of the Southeast Federation of Stamp Clubs, the APS Ernest Kehr Award, and the Clyde Jennings Award of the Errors, Freaks, and Oddities Collectors Club.
In 2008 Clark received the prestigious Luff Award for Exceptional Contributions to Philately from the American Philatelic Society.